Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles You guys know when a band has a great following: when you post on your facebook site for example something that looks like a teaser of a song and people immediately start replying like "oh my god, they are back".It feels good, doesn't it? Yeah, it's exciting for us. It's great to know that the audience are there you know. That they're excited about what we're doing beacuse when we're making music we're so excited as well so it's good to have the fans there and that they do that. I have to admit you have got huge following. May bands envy you because your fans are particularly devoted. Every time you release something new they are here. Every time you play a gig they're like let's grab the tickets. It's really nice to know that every time you release someting new every time you get a song out people are there for you. Yeah I mean we have a good relationship with many countries. For instance Poland we've been here so many times over the years. Seven years now we've been coming back and played 25 - 30 shows here something like that. So it's a good loyalty that exists between us and the fans in most countries partucularly in Poland. So that creates that sort of excitement I think loyalty like you say. The excitement is back because you've got a new single out. A single that people seem to love. A single that you describe as let's say a celebration of being oneselves. Yeah. That was it really. It's a song about not being afraid to be who you are. The fact of being unique and being individual is a great thing you know. There's a lot of people in the world that maybe don't feel that they can be like that you know. And we meet a lot of our fans who are unique and cool people. They are the people that are important in the world so that what's it is about. But some people fear to be unique because they fear they will be judged people won't accept them for example. Is the single the whole video idea like a reassurance for them "ok, don't be afraid"? Yeah, that was it really. The video was a way of showing that it is very difficult for some people to just leave the house and be themself. And I think that shows a lot of people how important it is the freedom that they have and they need to express it. Also that they're strong. The video the way it plays out the person gets attacked but then is strong enough to get back up to stand back up and fight for themself. That's an important message. In some ways the idea of celebrating the way of being unique and so on reminds me of the beginnings of your band because people were like "who are those two weird guys?". They couldn't find a label they couldn't tell whether you were a pop band or an alternative band or a rock band. They still can't. People are afraid of things they don't know or they can't label. And for me this is a history of your band like "ok, it can give people courage tell them and show them that being oneself not being afraid of who you are really pays off". Yeah I mean we are the ultimate outsiders as a band you know. We come from Manchester but you wouldn't know it. We're an international band we don't fit in necessarily anywhere we're on the fringes of genres. Is it pop music is it alternative music? And that's something that we thrive on and enjoy. We know what it feels like to be outsiders to an extend because that's what our life is most days you know. We continue to do that to show different sides of ourself and show different styles of music and everything like that. And yeah the fact that we've done it and we still continue to do it is what keeps us going and hopefully yeah people can see that. Cause it's people like David Bowie and Prince and people like that that inspired us and those were musicians that just did what they wanted you know and weren't afraid to make a change or confuse people a little bit. That's what we love yeah. Do you think that nowadays it's still possible for bands for artists to become legends like David Bowie and Prince are today? It's hard. It's a very different time you know. I think we've obviously got huge artists in the world now. You've got people who are as big as any of those people have ever been. But I think only time will tell you know. A lot of those people had periods in their carrier where they weren't successful. David Bowie had maybe six to ten years where people didn't really listen to. He wasn't really in favour people didn't really like the music. And he bounced back so you can only really tell I think as time goes on because there might be some acts now that have disappeared a little bit that may have those moments in the future yeah. Nowadays whatever you do people follow every step of yours. Like cellphones during gigs people taking pictures when you're doing shopping or anything like that. Does that bother you or is it like you get used to it after a few years? Because for me I have to admit it's a little disturbing. Yeah I guess it's strange but again it's the way the world is you know. I think it's strange when you saw the transition like we came from a time when we were young kids we didn't have phones. It is what it is. It's just the way people interact with the world now and it's got a lot of good things about it as well.